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Pros and Cons of the Granite Countertop

2022-08-18 09:53:11

There’re some changes in people’s needs and aesthetics, which brings about a new trend for countertops. Natural stone countertops have become a trend in 2022. Although quartz countertops have become the most popular type, plenty of house owners prefer the granite countertop. Now in this article, we will talk about the pros and cons of the granite countertop.
The pros of the granite countertop
1. Natural and unique appearance
Granite is a kind of natural stone. Therefore, countertops made of granite have an earthy and natural appearance. Besides, no two slabs of granites look the same and thus granite countertops are truly unique in appearance.
2. Tough and durable
Granite countertops have long durability. They can serve at least 10-15 years only if maintained well. Apart from that, granite countertops are strong enough to hold up heavy objects. The owners can put much stuff on the granite countertop and there is no need to worry that the countertop may be cracked.     
3. Stain- and heat-resistant
Granite countertops are resistant to stains. Unlike some natural stones with white finish, granite countertops do not show dirty since there are unique veins on their surfaces. Besides, granite is resistant to heat. Therefore, homeowners don’t need to pay extra money for insulation pads.       
The cons of the granite countertop
1. Sealing is needed
Porousness is the common characteristic of all natural stone materials. The granite, as one kind of natural stones, is also no exception. That means granite countertops also need to be sealed regularly in order to prevent seepage. Otherwise, the granite countertop may suck in residual liquids, such as vinegar. And bacteria are more likely to enter inside the countertop.     
2. Higher cost
The prices of granite countertops of different originations, texture and design vary accordingly. Generally speaking, the installation of a granite countertop costs not low.

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